NPDSD 2014 BACKGROUND:
*The event, presented by Sharp HealthCare, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. National Philanthropy Day is in its 42nd year and is organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter (AFPSD). This year’s theme is “Celebrating Philanthropy: Gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure.” Committed to celebrating the rich diversity in the region, National Philanthropy Day recognizes the critical role philanthropy plays in our community and honors those who do it best.
“National Philanthropy Day is a special day because we get to celebrate all the amazing contributions – time, talent and treasure – that make such a difference in our community,” says Pam Becker, director of major gifts and planned giving at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and chapter president of AFPSD. “Every year it’s difficult to select the honorees because we receive so many nominations from so many organizations. This day gives us the opportunity to celebrate the impact of philanthropy in our community. It reminds us of the difference one person or organization can make in the lives of so many.”
“National Philanthropy Day is not just an event to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations, but a unique opportunity to celebrate the power and impact of philanthropy in San Diego,” says Bill Littlejohn, CEO of Sharp HealthCare Foundation and vice president of Sharp HealthCare. Littlejohn, who is also the National Philanthropy Day San Diego 2014 event planning chair, continues: “Every day is philanthropy day in San Diego and Sharp HealthCare is thrilled to come together with the individuals and organizations in our community who give of their time, treasure and talents to change lives in their own special ways.”
“More than 100 nominations were submitted this year for review by the National Philanthropy Honorary Committee, which comprises a diverse group of community leaders, including past honorees with a demonstrated commitment to philanthropy,” says Linda Katz, the event’s honorary committee chair.
* National Philanthropy Day Award Honorees Announced by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter article.